He recorded with Edison Talking Disc way back in the early days. His was the first commercially released fiddle disc. (If it was a disc.)
It's a top 10 fiddle tune now. But, many fiddlers avoid it because of the fourth finger issue. That's where the drone comes from when you are fingering on the A string.
There's another way to get the same effect. Play the melody notes on the D string in 4th position and drone the open A.
That's what I do in this video.
Because of the A-432 tuning, that frequency is fully realized in this tune.